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City of Alexandria Prepares for Spring with Neighborhood Cleanups, Pothole Patrol and Mulch Delivery

The City of Alexandria is preparing for warmer weather with its annual spring beautification efforts, including pothole repair, bulk trash collection, and mulch delivery.

Spring Cleanup is Coming!

Spring Cleanup is the City’s annual special collection for bulk trash and metal items. City trash and recycling customers can set out a variety of unusable oversized items for curbside pickup on select dates in April and May. Visit the Spring Cleanup page to find your Spring Cleanup collection date, a list of eligible materials, and information on preparing items for collection.

Order Mulch Online

The fall leaves and Christmas trees collected by the City over the last few months have been ground into mulch, and residents can now place orders online for mulch deliveries beginning in April through June.

Delivery dates and times are limited, and appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a $50 delivery charge.

Mulch is also available for free pickup at 4215 Eisenhower Ave. Residents who wish to pick up mulch should note that mulch bins are only refilled from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Visit for more information.

Spring Pothole Patrol

The City’s annual pothole repair effort is underway. Potholes form when water seeps into tiny cracks in pavement and expands during freezing temperatures. Crews will work diligently to repair streets damaged during the winter months. Potholes can be reported to Call.Click.Connect, either online or by calling 703.746.HELP (4357).

Street Sweeping

Citywide street sweeping has resumed at full pace following winter, and will continue through October. Crews keep neighborhoods and commercial corridors clean and protect waterways from debris runoff by regularly sweeping 560 lane miles. Temporary “No Parking” signs may be posted in some neighborhoods to help facilitate debris removal. To request street sweeping, please use Call.Click.Connect. or call 703.746.HELP (4357).

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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